Tuesday, December 13, 2011

QUIZ: Top 5 Acronyms Only Nerds Know

I am a nerd, and this proves it--I can tell you what each of these acronyms stands for.  Can you?  A hint follows each one.  An overall hint: several answers can be found on this page. 

5: TNG - Mr. Crusher would know this one, which sorta sucks.

4: BSG - This acronym was created by man.

3: MIB - Not a movie involving Will Smith, but something you might relate to his action figure.

2: PEBKAC - Everyone in IT should get this; everyone who has called IT has probably had this issue.

1: TARDIS - It's bigger on the inside.

If you aren't embarrassed, post below how many out of 5 you know.  If you think you can stump others, add additional acronyms below as well.  I'll post answers after people have a chance to look.

(If you like this quiz, check out this Christmas movie quote quiz.)


  1.  IT department always writes back PEBKAC in their response emails .. fml haha

  2. Hilarious--is that the only one you knew?

  3. What about the dredded ID 10T error?

  4. Sad but I only knew 2 of the 5. When I looked up the others it made sense...

    Got 3 and 4

  5. I know 5, 4, 3, and what #1 IS, though not all the words that make up the acronym. I think that's sufficiently nerdy.

    -Jim in LA

  6. The answers are:

    5 - (TNG) Star Trek: The Next Generation
    4 - (BSG) Battlestar Galactica
    3 - (MIB) Mint In Box (condition, not candy)
    2 - (PEBKAC) Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
    1 - (TARDIS) Time And Relative Dimension In Space (Dr. Who's spacecraft)

  7. I know only number 2  and 5.....

  8. Great post man my friend and I had a fun time with this.

  9. Yes, you qualify as a nerd.  You're welcome.